In the wake of the devastating genocidal war crime that has engulfed Tigray, we, as concerned individuals feel compelled to express our deepest condolences to the families who have tragically lost their loved ones. The pain and suffering endured by the people of Tigray during this genocidal war is beyond comprehension and our thoughts and prayers go with you during this difficult point in time.
We would also like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to those brave martyrs who have valiantly fought and gave everything they have including their precious lives to defend the people of Tigray from the enemy’s intended annihilation. Their unwavering dedication and sacrifice in defending our people will always remain in the hearts and sole of our people and for generations to come and for that, we are deeply grateful.
Inspiring, Selfless, and Committed
Those characters truly identify and relate to the character of our heroes and heroines. Their stories will echo through the ages inspiring future generations transcending unmatched bravery and selflessness. Through their determination and selflessness, those courageous men and women have etched their names in the chronicles of heroism.
In the face of genocidal war, those young brave fighters stood tall, their hearts filled with a burning desire to protect and preserve the dignity and pride of our people and for that, they paid the ultimate price and now, they have ascended to the realm of legendary figures.
With each passing day, as the heinous crime and genocidal war raged on, the people of Tigray displayed an indomitable spirit that refused to be extinguished. While facing inhuman and evil foes, their resolute determination and a deep-rooted love for their land showed courage and they fearlessly confronted and defended their people from a heavily armed aggressor that came to annihilate our people.
These brave heroes and heroines understood the weight of their actions; fully aware of the risks they were taking yet, they chose to confront their enemies head-on, knowing that the price of inaction would be far greater than any sacrifice they could make. As a result, they, were willing to give their precious lives for freedom and safety of our people. Their sacrifice has now become a testament to their strength and their character, and their names will forever be etched in the annals of history and their bravery will pass from generation to generation to come. They have also become symbols of resilience and heroism embodying the very essence of what it means to fight for a just cause.
In death, these courageous men, women, and youth have become legendary figures, crowned for their noble sacrifice and immortalized in the hearts and minds of their people. Their memory serves as a constant reminder of the price of freedom.
Courage To Speak Up Against Injustice, To Stand Up For What Is Right
The people of Tigray have shown us the power of resilience and determination in the face of unimaginable challenges. They have thought us to stand up for what we believe in even under difficult situations. Their bravery and courage have inspired us to never give up no matter how difficult the road ahead may be. Their legacy is a reminder that we must always defend our values and beliefs even in the face of adversity and we must never compromise on what is right, and we must always be willing to fight for justice and freedom.
As we move forward, let us honor the memory of the men, women, and the youth of Tigray by embarking on their fight for a better future. Let us work towards building a world where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, and where justice and freedom is the norm. Let us never forget the profound sacrifices that were made and let us always remember the importance of standing up for what is right.
As we reflect upon their heroic deaths, let us not forget the noble lessons they left behind. For that, we must honor them by continuing the legacy that left in fighting for justice and freedom. May their courage and sacrifice inspire us to stand up against oppression and injustice and may the legacy they left live on in the hearts of each and every one of us.
As we mourn the loss of these brave heroes & heroines, it is very important to remember that healing and unity are vital for the progress of Tigray. The national mourning period provides an opportunity for all to come together regardless of some differences that may occur and to collectively grieve the loss of these heroes and heroines. It is through our unity that we can begin to heal the wounds inflicted by the heinous crime and work towards a brighter future.
Dr. Addisu Gebreigzabhier
October 14, 2023